Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from certain types of funds: donor advised funds, and corporate advised funds. It also includes grants made from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies.

The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Sato Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 3,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Citizens for Animals N/A IL United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
American Birding Association Inc. N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 400
Fair-fish International Association N/A International Organization Switzerland Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 630,371
Forum Nacional de Protecao e Defesa Animal N/A International Organization Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 100,000
BAD RAP Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,200
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 3,000
Monterey Zoological Society N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Connected Conservation Foundation N/A International Organization England Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Friends of Seal Beach Animal Care Center Inc N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
The Sato Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Dogwood Animal Rescue Project Inc Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 210
Page SUM 788,431

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14797 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Sato Project, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 3,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Citizens for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
American Birding Association Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 400
Fair-fish International Association N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 630,371
Forum Nacional de Protecao e Defesa Animal N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 100,000
BAD RAP Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,200
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 3,000
Monterey Zoological Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Connected Conservation Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Friends of Seal Beach Animal Care Center Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
The Sato Project, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Dogwood Animal Rescue Project Inc Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 210
Page SUM 788,431

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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends of Seal Beach Animal Care Center Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Pupstarz Rescue Inc NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,250
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 400
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 3,000
Milo Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Badass Animal Rescue Inc NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Raining Cats N Dogs CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 400
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Pupstarz Rescue Inc NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 8,500
Sentient Media CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
South Monterey County Animal Rescue CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Page SUM 89,000

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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Sato Project, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 3,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Citizens for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
American Birding Association Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 400
Fair-fish International Association Switzerland Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 630,371
Forum Nacional de Protecao e Defesa Animal Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 100,000
BAD RAP United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,200
Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 3,000
Monterey Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Connected Conservation Foundation England Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Friends of Seal Beach Animal Care Center Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
The Sato Project, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Dogwood Animal Rescue Project Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 210
Page SUM 788,431

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14797 records found.